Yearly Goal Post

Every year I write a post about my goals. I don’t like to make resolutions because those fail. I can say I want to eat better, and I might for a short time, but it won’t last. There will always be chicken strips in the world!

I could state I will work out more. I probably will do this, but it won’t be because I claimed I would on January 1st. I’ll do it for my health and because it helps me deal with back pain.

What I will say is I want to write more this year. I intend to; it is my primary goal. This is not a resolution; it’s what I’ll do.

Generally, in one of these posts, I make a long list of writerly goals. Not this year. There are too many roadblocks in my life to plan for anything too specific. So I’m sticking with writing more than I did last year.

I don’t want to be disappointed by too many bullet points like I was last year. However, if I’m lucky, motivated, dedicated, and able, then I will write many short stories, a novel or two and a lot of blog posts.

I’m not against other people making resolutions, but they don’t work for me. If you’re making some, I hope they work for you.

Sidenote: I’m working on a suspense novel! I started it years ago but put it aside to work on fantasy. It’s time for a change, so I picked it back up. I replotted it, with very few changes. Now I’m trying to fill in holes in the middle before I sit down and write the thing. Wish me motivation!



  1. Just a couple of weeks ago, I started rewriting a novel I had finished the 1st draft on a few years ago. I’m basically starting from scratch, which means doing the profiles and scene summaries all over again. In some ways, the story feels a little foreign now. Do you get this feeling with the novel you’ve picked up on again?

    I don’t even make goals at the first of the year. If I want to start something, I do it when I’m thinking about it. For instance, The second Wednesday of last November, I decided I should get off dairy because I was having digestive issues. Right then and there I gave up all dairy and haven’t looked back.

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    1. I do get that feeling but in most cases, it’s good for me. Coming back to a story I put aside gives me fresh eyes to see the things I don’t like, but more importantly, to see the things I do like.

      I wasn’t going to set any goals at the beginning of this year but I needed some kind of motivation, maybe this will work.

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